Aside from all of the buzz about a 4G LTE iPhone 5, the next most wanted iPhone 5 feature is a bigger display. Ever since 2007 the iPhone has been rocking the same decently sized 3.5 inch display. And while quite a few iPhone owners are happy with the display, many want the new iPhone 5 to have a display that is more comparable to the many Android phones on the market. We’ve reported lately about the iPhone 5 having a display that is as big as 4.6 inches–as well as a display that is the same 3.5 inches. So which is likely to happen? That’s anyone’s guess at this point, but here’s some reasons why we think the iPhone 5 will have a bigger display.
iPhone 5 Bigger Display Reason #1: Competition
Apple might be riding high from their recent stock and profit successes, but they still realize that they are in a tough battle with Android. In order to overtake Android as the most commonly used smartphone on the market–and to continue building off of their record setting profits–Apple must continue to compete and compete well. While we know that Apple isn’t always keen to do what Android does, the issue of having a bigger display on the iPhone 5 is one area where we can see Apple taking after Android. After all, Apple did this with iOS notifications, so it wouldn’t be shocking to see them do this in the name of competition.
iPhone 5 Bigger Display Reason #2: Changes
We know that former Apple CEO Steve Jobs was opposed to the idea of having an iPhone with a display bigger than 3.5 inches, but now that Tim Cook is in charge, things seem to be changing for the iPhone 5 and other Apple products. For one, Cook made the decision to use an Apple TV design that Jobs himself rejected several years back. So it wouldn’t be surprising to see Cook go against Jobs’ desires to keep the iPhone 5 display small by introducing an iPhone 5 with a bigger display.
Another aspect of change to look at is the fact that, aside from some slight changes to the iPhone’s thickness and shape, the iPhone has largely remained the same over the years. What better way to introduce a new, reinvented iPhone 5 than by giving the device something that none of the other iPhones had: a bigger display.
iPhone 5 Bigger Display Reason #3: The Customers
Apple is a company that is known for listening to its customers and going out of their way to fulfill the wishes of the customer. This is a company where the CEO typically personally answers emails that are sent to him from customers, and it’s a company that employs highly trained geniuses to ensure that problems with the iPhone and other Apple products are handled swiftly. It’s also a company that introduced features to the iPhone that customers had been asking for, like notifications, video recording, a better camera, and full-featured voice dictation. It stands to reason that Apple will listen to their customers, many of which want an iPhone 5 with a display of more than 3.5 inches. And if they won’t make all iPhone 5s bigger, perhaps they’ll release two different iPhone 5 models: one that maintains the 3.5 inch form factor and one that is significantly bigger.
What Do You Think?
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